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WA “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order and WSU Pullman

March 23, 2020 8:52pm

UPDATE 5/1/20 3:30p.m.

WA Governor Inslee has extended the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order through May 31, 2020. This extension will not include any further restrictions, and there may be lifting of some restrictions in the coming weeks.

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UPDATE 4/2/20 6:00p.m.

WA Governor Inslee has extended the “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order through May 4th, 2020. This extension will not include any further restrictions. WSU operations will continue; however, only essential personnel are to report to their physical WSU work location.

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Earlier tonight, Governor Inslee issued a “Stay Home Stay Healthy” order for the state of Washington. For additional information on how this affects our WSU community, see this link to updated language on the WSU Human Resource Services website.

WSU Pullman has received personal reports of positive tests for COVID-19. WSU is investigating these reports to determine the validity of the information and will continue to update the WSU community of confirmed cases of COVID-19 that might impact our WSU Pullman population. At this time, there have been no official reports of positive test results. When official reports are received from Whitman County Public Health, we will work to inform and provide guidance to all close contacts of the individual as soon as possible.

You may see increased cleaning throughout campus due to self-reports of possible exposures to individuals who have been tested for COVID-19. WSU custodial staff has increased cleaning frequencies for high use locations on campus and is using COVID-19 sanitation guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) for all routine cleaning including common touch surfaces.

WSU has taken proactive steps such as moving to online classes and telework to enhance social distancing. By limiting the number of people on campus, we can reduce the potential for community spread of COVID-19. The WSU community should continue to be vigilant with social distancing, including:

  • Stay home when you are sick – this is very important for all illnesses, but especially for the duration of a respiratory illness
  • Students, if you have not returned to Pullman, please stay at home if you are able.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and use alcohol-based sanitizer frequently
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, and eyes with unwashed hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes by coughing into your elbow or a tissue
  • Frequently clean and disinfect high-touch and common surfaces
  • Enhance social distancing (more than 6 feet)
  • Stay away from people who are sick
  • If you have coronavirus symptoms – fever, cough and shortness of breath – or if you have questions about your personal health, contact your health care provider.

Information included here and in the WSU Alert notification sent 3/23/20 are intended to keep our community as informed and safe as possible and to meet Clery Act compliance.

All clear declared on alleged bomb threat – Pullman campus resumes normal operations

All clear declared on alleged bomb threat – Pullman campus resumes normal operations

The Washington State University Police Department completed sweeps of a number of buildings on the WSU Pullman campus overnight and has reaffirmed that the bomb threat called in late afternoon on August 3 was a hoax.

 

 

Late Thursday afternoon (August 3), the Washington State University Police Department received a call from an individual who claimed to have placed several explosive devices on WSU’s Pullman campus. The caller did not provide detail regarding the alleged devices and the threat does not appear to be credible.

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Pullman Area Wind Alert

The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Warning for portions of Washington including the Palouse.  Winds of 25-35mph, with gusts to 55 are expected this evening.  This warning is in effect until 7:00am Tuesday, June 13.

Icy Conditions In Pullman

Streets and roads in the Pullman area are icy & may pose challenges for safe travel.   Use appropriate caution, allow extra time, and be careful on area roadways & sidewalks. Be prepared with appropriate footwear. Ice and snow cleats are available for purchase at University Stores.

Winter Weather Advisory

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SPOKANE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ABOVE 2000 FEET FOR SNOW… WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM PST MONDAY.

* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…ABOVE 2000 FEET MAY SEE UP TO 2 INCHES…BELOW 2000 FEET TRACE TO A HALF INCH.

* TIMING…A MIX OF LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS INCREASE SUNDAY EVENING. PRECIPITATION WILL INTENSIFY LATE SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE EARLY MONDAY MORNING…WITH PERIODS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW…BEFORE DECREASING FROM THE NORTHWEST THROUGH THE DAY.

* IMPACTS…MOTORISTS TRAVELING SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLICK…SNOW COVERED ROADS AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING.

Tri-cities campus power restored.

The WSU Tri-cities campus has returned to normal operations.  That area and the campus experienced a widespread outage on the evening of Tuesday, Sept 20th.  Power was restored early this morning and the campus has resumed normal operations.

Water Boil Order Update # 2

WSU Facilities Services has confirmed that — in addition to Greek houses and private residences on College and Military Hills which may be occupied by individuals connected to WSU — the following facilities located off-campus are impacted by the current City of Pullman Boil Notice:

The WSU Research Park
Friel House
Talmadge Anderson Heritage House
Casa Latina House
Native American Cultural House
Asian American Pacific Islander Cultural House
Culver House
Adams Mall
Papa John’s

WSU facilities and buildings located on campus are not affected by this event. For more information, refer to City of Pullman sources.